Loading... Please wait...

Our Newsletter

Subcribe to our newsletter for special offers, tips on growing and caring for your herbs, fabulous herb recipes, upcoming shows and much more!


Monarda didyma 'Bergamot Red Colours' Herb Plant (1L)

Price:
£5.00
Shipping:
Calculated at checkout

Sorry, this product is currently unavailable.
If you would like to be emailed when it is back in stock, please enter your details below.

Name:
Email:
* Captcha Check img


Bergamot or Monarda didyma red colours  is an excellent herb for the garden and the kitchen, and is worth growing for its fabulous dark pink, red and purple flowers, which smell pleasantly of oranges. As a plant, Bergamot is a fabulous addition to the flower border, both for its attractive flowering habit, and as they attract bees into the garden in great numbers, hence its poplar name 'bee balm'. Bergamot is originally from North America, and was used by native Americans, who brewed a strong palatable tea from it. 

Bergamot is a perennial that grows best in soil that stays damp in the summer, however it dislikes damp winters. Prefering sun, Bergamot or Monarda didyma will adapt to shade, and does make a nice container plant.

The uses of bergamot are mostly in the culinary department, where fresh young leaves can be used sparingly in a salad, fruit salads and fruit drinks, and five or six large fresh leaves or 1 teaspoon dried leaves in 8 ounces boiling water make a refreshing and relaxing tea. Bergamot has an affinity to pork and will improve the flavour of most pork dishes if added during cooking.


Other Details

Growing conditions:
Full sun/Semi-shade and moisture retentive soil
Flower Colour:
Red
Height x Spread:
30-60cm x 30-60cm
Latin Name:
Monarda didyma 'Bergamot Red Colours'
Hardiness:
RHS rating H5

Find Similar Products by Category


You Recently Viewed...

Write your own product review

Product Reviews

This product hasn't received any reviews yet. Be the first to review this product!